Butterworth makes some excellent points:
The great transformation has already taken place and is comparable in scale to what took place in Renaissance Italy or the Scottish Enlightenment.Read the article here, and check out some of the people he references. It's well worth the effort.
It has not been anti-corporate or particularly liberating.
Utopian philosophical speculation may be sexy, but it is no substitute for hard work in the trenches of historical research.
Technology is not science. It is more closely related to moral philosophy and should be understood as such.
We need to understand in harshly realistic terms just what the social effects of the internet are and what they are not.